New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying (Level 3) (Pre-Apprenticeship)

Programme highlights

The construction industry is in desperate need for more skilled plumbers, gasfitters and drainlayers. This qualification will prepare you with both the theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills for your employment or apprenticeship.

You will develop basic skills in residential plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying whilst obtaining unit standards in health and safety, and further your knowledge of the Building Act regulations, and plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying codes and standards.

At MIT Mangere our state-of-the-art facilities include an integrated plumbing workshop and modern interactive gasfitting workshop. As part of our courses we regularly take students on industry visits. This means you keep pace with current plumbing supplies, appliances, installations and new technologies. Our fully qualified team will prepare you to be industry ready as an apprentice or trainee plumber and could provide work experience with local plumbers, drainlayers, or gasfitters.

This programme also includes 20 hours of work placement.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February and July
Study Location(s) MIT Mangere
Level 3
Domestic fees $4,300 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Available
Programme Code NZ2660
Duration

20 weeks (full-time)

Study Method Full-time
Credits 75
International Fees NZD$21,000 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

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Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

Entry requirements

General

Open entry for Domestic students

There are no academic requirements that need to be met to enter this programme.

International students: English Language Entry Requirements

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules

https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-international-students/

International students will generally be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency, for this programme an IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 is required. Equivalent acceptable evidence can be seen at the following NZQA link:  https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the-table/

International students

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Career opportunities

Apprenticeship in plumbing, gasfitting, drainlaying or roofing; traineeships within the network reticulation sectors including water, gas and wastewater services.

Programme structure

Students complete the following courses:

  • Introduction to Health, Safety and Professional Development
  • Hot Water Supply Systems
  • Sanitary Appliance, Fixture and Valve Installation and Maintenance
  • Sheetmetal Work and Roof Plumbing
  • Welding and Brazing
  • Gas and Combustion Theory and Practice (Including Heating and Ventilating)
  • Gas Pipes, Appliances and Devices
  • Building Construction and Service Integration
  • Sanitary (Foul Water) Systems
  • Cold Water Supply Systems (Potable).

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Further training or study

Ongoing study is offered and managed through the relevant ITO (Industry Training Organisation).  You will need to be employed in your trade to complete Level 4 apprenticeship training.  Contact us to find out more about which ITO can support you with your on going study.

Offered by

School of Engineering and Trades

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Information and Application Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.